Sunday , 18 August 2019


Housing

Where Does Your City Rank In Real Estate Development?

Toronto is still the King of North American real estate development according to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Crane Index that shows Toronto had 120 active construction cranes in July...[which is] more than twice the number of active construction cranes than the next city on the list. Where does your city rank? Here's the list.

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Your House: A Home, An Investment or a Ponzi Scheme? (+3K Views)

In the past few decades, the concept of home ownership has been completely turned on its head. Previously, homes were considered a very long-term consumption good...[No one] ever considered tripling the value of their homes by retirement time and selling them to move beachside yet, somehow along the way, this became a reasonable investment expectation. Even today, home buyers still make their purchases with the hopes of escalating prices. [It begs answers to these questions: Is a house just a home? Should a house be expected to behave like an investment? Is the housing game nothing more than a Ponzi scheme where the end buyer before the market corrects becomes the "greater fool"? Let's try and answer those questions.] Words: 935

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Warning: The CMHC Thinks Canadian Real Estate Is Highly Overvalued

Every quarter the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Crown agency in charge of Canadian housing research, publish a report on how real estate fundamentals (interest rates, disposable income, and price acceleration) are looking.They then publish a color graded warning system for real estate. Here’s what they had to say about the country’s largest markets.

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